Tom’s Books

Author | Poet | Coach

The Corporate Menagerie

This is a thoroughly engaging Book about people, their behaviours and relationships – but with a twist. We use animal and creature analogies to describe each of the sixty characters all of which are beautifully illustrated in colour and defined in verse. The Book educates, informs and entertains and will appeal to all ages.

“On the surface, The Corporate Menagerie takes an innovative approach to animal metaphors and human behaviour. The book is written entirely in verse, and is comprised of sixty characters, who represent the complexities, intrigue, and wonder of life.

The alliteration is fun, metaphors more than relatable, and the verse is lyrical. But really, it is more than that and left this reviewer asking, who am I?”
– Annie Butler, The Alt Entertainer

“If you’re looking for a light but extremely relatable read about human behavior and work relationships, definitely give this book a try! You’ll not only recognize several of these characters as people you’ve encountered in your life, but you might even recognize yourself!”
– Jenny, Jen Jen Reviews

“Brown has a really good understanding of human behaviour, that much is obvious, and I think animals are a really good way of showing these personalities. It’s abstract while being relatable.

The illustrations done by Jill Newton are beautiful. I always love a messy style of illustration and it fits really well with the poems, I really like it.

All in all I like this book and I do think it’s worth maybe checking it out if you’re looking for an interesting poetry book then this is the one for you.”
– Rachael, Blind Dog Books

“This book is beautiful and educational. I can definitely see characters in these books in people I have met in my life as well as seeing myself in them too. This book is perfect for EVERYONE. From Teachers to Parents to Managers and Team Leaders.”
– Deborah, The Only Way is Books

Pride of Lions

Pride of Lions is a unique and comprehensive account of Celtic Football Club’s journey in Season 1966/67 to become the first British Club to win the European Cup. The Book describes each match, pen pictures of the players, some great statistics and stories from fans who made – or nearly made – the journey, in addition to their account of the experience of attending the Final in Lisbon from players’ wives.

“It’s the best book ever – it’s the style, the wit, the Scots dialogue, ingenius. It’s why I know so much more than I did a month ago. It’s a piece of Scots history that should never be forgotten. Football, well maybe, but one that I feel plays from their heart. Thanks Tom!”
– Emma Findlay

“I have just read this brilliant, unique book by Tom Brown which is certainly a fitting tribute to our iconic team! I thoroughly recommend to anyone. Very cleverly written and put together. Well Done Tom, your hard work was worth it! Hail Hail!”
– Bob Lavery

“Clever word play and gives me insight on players I wish I saw playing. Truly for the young for history, the older fans for great memories.
– David Wright

“Thank you for the lovely comments (about Stevie) you have in your Book. I am sure it will be a great success.”
– Sadie Chalmers, wife of the great Stevie